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Edwin Carter

Added by yongli on 01/08/2019 - 11:49, last changed on 11/27/2022 - 09:00

Edwin Carter

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Edwin Carter (1830–1900) was a prospector turned naturalist whose Colorado wildlife collection became the founding exhibit of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS). Originally from New York, Carter prospected in the Rocky Mountains during the 1860s, but he quickly gave up mining to collect...

Gold King Mine Spill

Added by yongli on 06/18/2021 - 17:06, last changed on 08/14/2022 - 21:02
Around 10:30 am on August 5, 2015, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crew ruptured a plug of rock and soil at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton , releasing an estimated 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater. This water ran into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River , and...

Precious Metal Mining in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/09/2022 - 11:55, last changed on 08/27/2022 - 07:28
From the 1850s to the 1920s, gold and silver mining drove Colorado’s economy, making it into an urbanized, industrial state. The rapid development of Colorado’s mineral resources had political, social, and environmental consequences. The mining of gold and silver in Colorado began in earnest during...
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